Efraimson sees the finish line in Ukraine
Camas runner selected to U.S. Youth track team
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Alexa Efraimson’s effort is getting noticed by track and field coaches across the country.
The 16-year-old upcoming junior at Camas High School captured first place in the 1,500-meter race at the World Youth Track and Field Trials Wednesday, at Bob Guelker Field, inside Korte Stadium, on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Running in warm and windy conditions, Efraimson crossed the finish line in 4 minutes, 23.12 seconds.
She had to eclipse the qualifying time of 4:36 to be considered for the World Youth Track and Field Championships July 10 to 14, in Donetsk, Ukraine. She was selected to Team USA Wednesday night.